Old Captiva House is the place to go on the island of Captiva for romance, fine dining, and great sunset views!
This elegant restaurant is at the fabulous and historic Tween Waters Inn.
The large dining room has a fresh tropical Florida-style decor, and is surrounded by windows.
Other features are private alcoves and an outdoor covered terrace.
At night you will be able to enjoy live piano music that will set the mood for a lovely and intimate dinner for 2. If you're fortunate enough to be staying at the inn, you'll definitely be having the breakfast buffet.
Choose from yummy pastries, croissants, and bagels, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, and juice, coffee, and tea are complimentary when you stay at the resort.
For an extra cost, you can also order egg dishes, pancakes, and French Toast from their breakfast menu.
Old Captiva House is one of the pricier restaurants on Captiva, you will pay around $29-41 for a dinner entree.
Dinner started with rolls with olive oil and pesto for dipping
......... one of my favorites ......... and a surprise! They served a
complimentary Smoked Salmon Tart with dill and capers that was delicious.
Then, I had the Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Crab for an appetizer ....... Old Captiva's twist on the famous local Captiva dish of Bacon-Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp.
They were pretty good, but I think I still prefer the original dish! For my entree, I couldn't resist the Caribbean Grilled Grouper, rubbed with jerk spices and served with garlic butter, papaya salsa, and pumpkin tart.
It was amazing and an interesting combination of flavors. After all of that, can you believe I had room for dessert?
I had to try the Carrot Cake which was very good. It was dense and moist ........... just the way I like it ......... and made with coconut, pineapple and topped with berries. The frosting was perfect, not too sweet.
Some of the other dishes on their award-winning menu are Filet Mignon, Seared Duck Breast, Rack of Lamb, Veal Chop, and more ....... and many seafood choices. Everything sounds delicious and I hope to go back soon!
They are open for breakfast and dinner, dinner starts at
5:30PM. Call ahead for reservations and in case Old Captiva is closed
to the public due to a wedding or other event.
As you walk into the restaurant, check out the gift shop for something special or a souvenir.
Don't forget to go to Crows Nest next door for casual family dining, live music, and hermit crab races!
Old Captiva House
15951 Captiva Drive
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